Beignets Souffles


Do you have 30 minutes? Use them to make these beignets souffles that taste like plain cake but are so much better! You only need a few ingredients to make these beignets and they can literally solve your entertaining problems.

Guests in your living room but don’t know what to give them? Make beignets souffles!

Do you want to do something nice for your neighbor/friend? Make beignets souffles!

Do you need a quick breakfast, make beignets souffles!

Beignets Souffles Cameroon

These beignets taste like the came right from a bakery in Cameroon. The interior is cakey as it should be. It is literally like plain cake. They are slightly crunchy on the outside. They look, smell and taste like the real beignets souffles. The ones I always purchased from the bakeries in my country, Cameroon.

Cameroonian Beignets Souffles

The struggle to make this has been real. I made some that turned out like drop doughnuts, some that were too soft, some that were too eggy, and the list goes. I have honestly lost count of how much I tested this recipe. When I finally nailed it, I wrote down the recipe wrong. So on shoot day, I put together my ingredients and got the wrong result. That video shoot could not be used and I went back to the drawing board. So glad I got it right this time! In fact, I did a happy dance when it came out just right!

Beignets Cameroon

Back then I would always purchase beignets souffles from the bakeries. Right now, I’m so glad I can enjoy it anytime at home. Just like I can make my own pain au lait! Cooking at home is the best!

Hope you enjoy these bakery-style beignets. Watch the video, print the recipe then go make some!

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Beignets Souffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

I loved buying beignets souffles from bakeries back home in Cameroon. It has a crunchy exterior, the inside tastes like cake. It is good with coffee or tea. Enjoy, friends!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih of
  • 4 cups flour (1/2 kg or 500g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil (60ml)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup liquid milk (240 ml) use evaporated milk for best flavor
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Oil for frying About 1-2 liters of oil
  1. In a large bowl, mix together sugar and oil. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla extract then whisk together. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix to form a thick batter.

  2. Pour oil up to about 2/3 of a deep frying pan. Heat oil on high heat for about 10 minutes (up to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C). Turn down the heat to medium heat them gently drop tablespoons full of the batter into the oil. Drop about ten tablespoons full for the first batch then drop in the rest of the batter for the second batch.

    Note: I used my hand to place drops of the batter into the oil. However, if you can't do this, use a tablespoon (the round types used in measuring as the recipe says). Be sure to dip the tablespoon into oil in between dropping the batter to ensure the batter doesn't stick to the tablespoon. Alternately, you could use a quick release ice cream scoop to drop the batter into the oil.

  3. Let the balls cook for about 7-10 minutes until they are a deep brown color. Be sure to turn them from time to time. Remove and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Recipe Notes

1. The temperature of the oil is key in this recipe. If your oil is too hot, the beignets souffles will burn quickly on the outside without getting cooked on the inside. So be sure to follow my exact directions for heating the oil - heat it on high for about 10 minutes then turn down the heat to medium before putting in the balls. The heat should remain at medium throughout the cooking process.

2. You could add other flavors like orange/lemon zest to your batter.

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These beignets souffles taste like cake but so much better! You only need 30 minutes to make this tasty snack. Use it to entertain guests, enjoy with coffee or tea or for breakfast. It is such a treat! Get the recipe on Precious Core. #beignets #doughnuts #breakfastpre-signature-pro


  1. Wow so great mummy precious will definitely try this. Am fun of doing such cause my husband do love eating them. Am grateful may our good Lord continue to inspire you

  2. U deserve “one bottle” for posting this. I’m elated about this recipe. I’ve searched for eons for it or something close to it. You’re a jewel. Thanks a lot. My family will eat them with relish. Do they preserve well for over a day, without losing either the texture or flavour?

    • So glad you love it, dear. Yes, they do stay well for over a day. Store in an airtight container. You could keep them in Ziploc bags. That way they remain quite fresh. Hope this helps.

  3. I am going to try this. Thank you MA

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